Twitter Link Roundup #196 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More Ross | September 20th, 2013

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account, I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week!

The video above, “Giving”, is a 3 minute commercial for Thailand mobile phone service provider True Move. The story begins with a young boy caught stealing medicine for his sick mother. A nearby small restaurant owner helps the boy by buying the medicine and also gives the boy soup to take home to his mom. Watch the video to see the story unfold – it’s a powerful and emotional message conveyed in very simple, short video.

smallbusinessblog

Are All Marketers Liars or Just Good Storytellers? The Secret to Successful Content Marketing – crowdspring.co/1en5tK5

Teamwork, Collaboration and the Rules of Improv Comedy – crowdspring.co/19Xbgkm

How Asking For Favors Can Build Your Relationships | Forbes – crowdspring.co/19Qrw6C

A mistake I often make: Confusing passion with drive – crowdspring.co/17DBCrt

Back to Basics (small business tips for effective customer service strategies) | NFIB by Bridget Gamble – crowdspring.co/1guYnjn

Open plan offices attract highest levels of worker dissatisfaction: study – crowdspring.co/16owp3Q

startupsblog

Postmortem of a Venture-backed Startup – crowdspring.co/1en8HwW

Are All Marketers Liars or Just Good Storytellers? The Secret to Successful Content Marketing – crowdspring.co/1en5tK5

Teamwork, Collaboration and the Rules of Improv Comedy – crowdspring.co/19Xbgkm

Some good insight for entrepreneurs thinking about YC … How I got into Y Combinator – crowdspring.co/1gpFNcj

7 Personal Habits Every CEO Should Have | Inc – crowdspring.co/14bUGMS

Why it Takes 5 Years to Become an Entrepreneur | by Kevin Dewalt – crowdspring.co/14bz0AK

Open plan offices attract highest levels of worker dissatisfaction: study – crowdspring.co/16owp3Q

“The best teams might be temporary, but their company’s success is enduring.” | HBR – crowdspring.co/17HOMUp

Hey, Startup Founders: You’re Networking Wrong | Fast Company – crowdspring.co/17EoClm

How to fake courage | 42Floors – crowdspring.co/15DHDos

Among other interesting facts, Buffer had 150 meetings with investors, 88 percent of who turned them down – crowdspring.co/1btE4oF

“being mindful of the difference between providing help & inflicting it is what allows us to truly make a difference” – crowdspring.co/14bUXPW

A mistake I often make: Confusing passion with drive – crowdspring.co/17DBCrt

Hacking the Workday | Tech Cocktail – crowdspring.co/165n5YA

What do people in Silicon Valley plan to do once they hit 35 and are officially over the hill? | Quora – crowdspring.co/1eqfC8P

Why Companies Should Hire The Best Workers–Wherever They Are – crowdspring.co/1ejgY52

How Asking For Favors Can Build Your Relationships | Forbes – crowdspring.co/19Qrw6C

“3% of all those who go online with their phones do “most” of their browsing via mobile” – crowdspring.co/1gpG6UA

The Uber App Lets You Tell Friends When You’ll Get There With A Live Map – crowdspring.co/14bzkPH

socialmediablog

Are All Marketers Liars or Just Good Storytellers? The Secret to Successful Content Marketing – crowdspring.co/1en5tK5

Why Storytelling is the Secret to Content Marketing Success – crowdspring.co/19aWYLT

“3% of all those who go online with their phones do “most” of their browsing via mobile” – crowdspring.co/1gpG6UA

“Research proves that in content marketing the subjective ‘hit or miss’ approach is a ‘miss’ 80-90 percent of time” –  crowdspring.co/1gaXU5K

The 5 Things Every (Great) Marketing Story Needs | Copyblogger – crowdspring.co/1aOv1fa

“Moving from an interruptive, message-led model to one that provides a value exchange w/ consumers will help brands” – crowdspring.co/17BsjYY

Ad About Pooping In Public – crowdspring.co/1efEyjl

Phenomenal and brilliant new anti-factory ad from Chipotle’s – crowdspring.co/1eM0PDT

Nielsen Study: Trust in Online Advertising Increasing | ClickZ – crowdspring.co/18DsO7W

designblog

20 Truly Unique & Creative Typefaces – crowdspring.co/17xdTZQ

27 Must-Have Typefaces for Graphic Designers | Vectortuts+ crowdspring.co/168Mfi8

MacBook Pro – 15 Free Mockups | Abduzeedo – crowdspring.co/17DJ99E

Turn the light up or down to shift thinking styles (creative vs innovative) | GigaOM Pro by Stowe Boyd – crowdspring.co/17BrT4N

Best Paper Notebooks for Designers – crowdspring.co/13YHeMs

Exo Font Family [free under SIL Open Font license 1.1] – crowdspring.co/1gospoJ

Sushi art shows detailed images in each roll – bit.ly/1f6SsTG

Two ways of showing the same thing. One is pretty…and the other is pretty effective – pic.twitter.com/MR9ny28L5p

20 Adobe Photoshop Plugins that You Might Want to Download – crowdspring.co/168M0n3

The Most Extreme Staircases In The World: A Comprehensive Countdown – crowdspring.co/14epNHP

Legal Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) – http://bit.ly/1ySfi

Legal Contracts for Graphic Designers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) – http://bit.ly/XTLkS

logodesignblog

27 Must-Have Typefaces for Graphic Designers | Vectortuts+ crowdspring.co/168Mfi8

20 Truly Unique & Creative Typefaces – crowdspring.co/17xdTZQ

Exo Font Family [free under SIL Open Font license 1.1] – crowdspring.co/1gospoJ

webdesignblog

38 Web Designs with Big Type – crowdspring.co/1455z2Y

25+ Really Useful Tools For CSS Developers – crowdspring.co/168LNjT

15 super creative web sites | Webdesigner Depot – crowdspring.co/168Mmdu

8 jQuery Plugins Worth Checking Out – crowdspring.co/1eV6Xd8

Responsive One Page Website Designs | Graphic Design Junction – crowdspring.co/164Ot8V

55 Fresh Examples Of Creative Single Page Website Designs | InstantShift – crowdspring.co/18Deyfx

28 Smooth Parallax Scrolling Web Design Layouts | SpyreStudios – crowdspring.co/14azBT0

30 Best Portfolio Websites in Red Color | iBrandStudio – crowdspring.co/14azoiL

Hotter than August: 26 Fresh Templates, Themes and UI-Kits from Last Month | noupe – crowdspring.co/14az0Ro

Free Flat Icons Sets for UI Design | Graphic Design Junction – crowdspring.co/168LOV2

20 Beautiful Inspirations of Typography Websites – crowdspring.co/1eGH0R1

mobiledesignblog

What’s Wrong with the iOS 7 Icons? by Ian Storm Taylor – crowdspring.co/16ox2uv

Trends in Weather App Design – crowdspring.co/1eGHZAF

Before and after: The best iOS 7 app redesigns | The Next Web – crowdspring.co/1aLRJ7H

iOS 7 review: a new look or a new beginning? | The Verge – crowdspring.co/1gAjkJI

writingblog

182 Greatest Copywriters and Copywriting Resources of the Internet Age – crowdspring.co/17BsILa

Quick Course On Effective Website Copywriting | Smashing Magazine – crowdspring.co/1g7QDUc

The 5 Things Every (Great) Marketing Story Needs | Copyblogger – crowdspring.co/1aOv1fa

otherblog

10 Surprising Facts About How Our Brains Work | The Buffer Blog – crowdspring.co/194estv

Innovative thinking from Reid Hoffman on Disrupting the Diploma | LinkedIn – crowdspring.co/14bBFu7

The science behind what motivates us to get up for work every day | The Buffer Blog – crowdspring.co/15DIwNT

iOS 7 review: a new look or a new beginning? | The Verge – crowdspring.co/1gAjkJI

Need to create a tech commercial? Here’s a good template – crowdspring.co/1buAKJW

How every NFL owner made their money | The Week – crowdspring.co/1eRJM3f

There’s More to Life Than Being Happy | The Atlantic – crowdspring.co/17DCqwo

Is an instant universal language translator around the corner? I hope so – crowdspring.co/17DDpN3

Are crowdsourced maps the future of navigation? – crowdspring.co/181S45M

Well written and partly compelling argument that film visual effects are still imperfect – crowdspring.co/1gjFsrq

How Asking For Favors Can Build Your Relationships | Forbes – crowdspring.co/19Qrw6C

The lifespan of great corporations is getting shorter and shorter – crowdspring.co/14af2Gv

Bohemian Gravity – physics thesis adapted as a 1 man acapella cover of Queen classic crowdspring.co/18wo2ZM

Insightful writeup by @Gruber on Daring Fireball: The iPhone 5S and 5C – crowdspring.co/1aUo9Am

A phenomenally touching short video [actually a commercial] about giving – crowdspring.co/194lZZf

BlackBerry to cut up to 40 percent of employees | Ars Technica – crowdspring.co/1aMvXR3

Hacking the Workday | Tech Cocktail by @kiramnewmancrowdspring.co/165n5YA

From crankstarting to charging: Why Tesla’s Model S is the Model T of our time – crowdspring.co/194IugC

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don’t Get | Forbes – crowdspring.co/1570SDb

The Real Reason Creative Workers Are Good for the Economy | by @Richard_Florida The Atlantic Cities – crowdspring.co/1e9Jk1x

Turn the light up or down to shift thinking styles (creative vs innovative) | GigaOM Pro by Stowe Boyd – crowdspring.co/17BrT4N

Ad About Pooping In Public – crowdspring.co/1efEyjl

I hope you enjoy these links! Please leave a comment and let me know what you liked/didn’t like.

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